FORT BENNING, Ga., (Oct. 5, 2016) -- Part 2 in a 4 part series

A charity is a type of nonprofit organization operated for purposes that are beneficial to the public interest. There are many different kinds of charities that provide services in just about every imaginable discipline. Public charity generally receives grants from individuals, government and private foundations.

Charities must meet stringent requirements to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign.

Efforts and focus of the charities may reside at the local, state, federal or even the international level. In the CFC charity list, each approved charity has a 25-word statement of purpose. This is the mission statement that outlines their charter and how they contribute to our society.

Charities come in every conceivable size. Small ones may be at a local level with a few employees and names may not be readily recognizable. Larger, easily recognizable national level charities may have thousands of employees. Some names are so common to our culture that we may not realize that they are indeed charities.

Consider giving through the CFC to support charities helping those who need it most. Your gift makes a difference. The generosity of our installation has a positive impact on those in local communities, across the nation and around the world.

If you would like to make a contribution see your unit CFC coordinator. If you have any questions, please see your unit's CFC coordinator or contact the installation CFC program manager at craig.j.cavitt.civ@mail.mil.